Entries by Roger

Ultrafast Broadband for Astley Burf

WE HAVE DONE IT.   More than 130% has been pledged, meaning that 85 premises will receive full fibre network in approximately 12 months.   Due to the fact that 130% has been pledged, Openreach requires no contract to be signed (they use the extra 30% as their risk mitigation).   The only requirement now […]

Update from West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner

Hello and welcome to my latest newsletter. This edition includes: celebrating Remembrance Day differently; tackling and preventing crime in our community; continuing to support victims; a warning of the dangers of scams and a series of podcasts to keep you busy this lockdown, as I discuss a range of topics from Domestic Abuse to careers at West Mercia Police. Due to the […]

Important changes to your bin collections

Important changes to your bin collections We are making some changes to the way we collect your waste and recycling. To make sure we continue to operate a Covid-19 Secure workplace, and to keep our collection crews safe, we will be starting collections at staggered times from next week. This may mean your bin or […]

Parish Council Meeting dates 2021

Parish Council Meeting dates 2021   February 10th 2021 March 24th 2021 April 21st 2021 (Annual Parish) May 12th 2021 (Council meeting and AGM) June 23rd 2021 August 11th 2021 September 22nd 2021 November 10th 2021   All meetings begin at 7:15PM   In order to comply with the Coronavirus Act 2020 meetings are being […]

Even in lockdown, if you have a symptom, you need to be tested.

England is under Government lockdown restrictions until December 2nd 2020.   This means we are all being asked to stay at home wherever possible. It is though, very important that anyone with any symptoms of Covid-19, still gets a test. Worcestershire has plenty of testing capacity for anyone who needs a Covid-19 test and it […]

Guidance on Remembrance Sunday

The Government has published guidance on Remembrance Sunday. It states that the COVID Alert Levels, across all tiers, provide for a specific exception for Remembrance Sunday events for participants and spectators, provided appropriate precautions are undertaken by the event organiser. So local authorities in England can organise outdoor Remembrance Sunday events at a public war memorial […]

Self-isolation support payment

Self-isolation support payment * Links from this post will redirect you to Malvern Hills District Council website From Monday, 28 September 2020, you are required by law to self-isolate if you are told to do so by NHS Test and Trace. The Government has introduced a £500 support payment to help people on low incomes […]

Limited Care Home visits to begin again in Worcestershire

Published Monday, 19th October 2020   Families across Worcestershire can now be reunited with loved ones in care homes. Worcestershire County Council Public Health has considered the current situation and the impact the closure of care homes, is having on families and residents. The decision has been taken to advise care homes that limited visits […]

Christmas Collections

It might still seem some time off (or maybe not if you venture into the supermarkets and see all their festive stuff!) but Christmas is fast approaching and we have just agreed the Christmas collection schedules for refuse, recycling and Garden Waste.   This year’s impact is limited to the Friday of each week. Attached […]